Todd Jerome Washington, 32
Todd Jerome Washington, a 32-year-old black man, was pronounced dead on Friday, Oct. 11, after he was shot in the 1700 block of West 126th Street in the Athens area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Washington was walking to his parked car with two adult acquaintances — a Latino and a black woman — around 12:30 a.m. when a small dark-colored sedan drove by and shot 12 to 15 rounds in their direction, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Brandon Dean.
The bullets struck Washington in the head, the woman's face and back and the Latino's lower back and right leg, Dean said.
The two acquaintances were treated for their injuries and survived, but Washington was pronounced dead at the hospital later that day at 1 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds.
The trio had been at a large gathering at Chester Washington Golf Course that began the evening of Thursday, Oct. 10, and were returning to Washington's car, Dean said.
Washington lived about 10 blocks away from where he was shot, Dean said.
There was another shooting at the gathering earlier in the evening that injured one person, Dean said. There's no evidence that Washington and his friends were involved in the first shooting, he said, but investigators suspect that both shootings involved gang members.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.